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Bryant Cottage could be added to national register

The Bryant Cottage State Historic Site will be considered for addition to the National Register of Historic Places when the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council meets at 10:30 a.m.


Ham radio event June 24-25

Members of the Piatt County Ham Radio Club (“Picorams”) will participate in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise June 24-25 in the south side of the building at the Monticello Airport. The event is open to the public and runs from 12 p.m. Saturday, June 24 and runs through 12 p.m.


Printing schedule to change for newspaper

Beginning with the June 28 edition, the Journal-Republican will be delivered to news racks, over-the-counter and postal customers a day later.

The change is due to a phasing out of local printing and package operations that began in April for all News-Gazette Media newspapers. All print services will now be provided by the Journal Star in Peoria.


County to codify its ordinances

The Piatt County board will codify its ordinances and also be on the lookout for non-compliant pools in non-incorporated areas of the county.


Multi-term alderman passes away

Monticello Mayor Larry Stoner said he will miss his frank talks with Ward III Alderman Lyle Murdock, who died last


Habitat, city help rehab Walnut Street

Frank Weddle, now 70, would rather remember the North Walnut Street neighborhood of his youth, when kids played outside until darkness fell and homeowners of the two-block street felt like their own little family.


Summer work scheduled at Bement schools

Summer renovation and maintenance work is set to begin on the Bement school campus as part of $2.8 million of building upgrades.


Annual rodeo begins Thursday, June 22

The Piatt County Trail Blazer’s 63rd Annual Rodeo is set to kick off on Thursday, June 22 and runs through Saturday, June 24. The rodeo starts at 7 p.m.


Davis talks about ball field shooting

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